With its incessant nightlife and a wide range of leisure activities, including some of the most popular nightclubs in the world, Ibiza is fully consolidated as a top destination and world reference for party lovers, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world, year after year. Although nobody doubts the importance of these discotheques as a tourist attraction, Ibiza has much more to offer than memorable nights out, and its coastline is full of picturesque coves and beaches.
For this reason, we have detailed what to do in Ibiza, some places which can be visited as an alternative to the more conventional tourist offers. A perfect choice not only to discover “the other Ibiza”, but also to soak up and get to know, first-hand, the 100% Mediterranean lifestyle that is breathed in what is possibly the most important island on the Balearic archipelago.
Since its inauguration more than 24 years ago, KM5 Ibiza has opened its doors every night from April to October, with the sole purpose of becoming a unique place in Ibiza. A goal which it has successfully achieved without doubt, to the point of turning the Ibiza’s nights into a genuine and unforgettable experience. With its glamorous, cosmopolitan but at the same time relaxed essence, KM5 has positioned itself as one of the most famous open-air restaurants in Ibiza, becoming an important meeting point for all those people who are looking for an alternative plan to the different leisure proposals offered by Ibiza’s nightlife.
In addition to being a reference restaurant for lovers of good cuisine, especially grilled meat and Japanese food, KM5 also has an important artistic space, which has hosted touring exhibitions from prestigious artists such as Tapies, Picasso, Dalí, Miró and Warhol. Therefore, KM5 Ibiza brings together different leisure proposals in the same space: gastronomy in its restaurant and sushi lounge, music in the club and in the open-air garden, fashion in the boutique and art with travelling exhibitions.
Hippy market in Las Dalias
Located between the towns of Santa Eulalia and San Carlos, the Las Dalias market is, together with Punta Arabí de Es Caná market, one of the most important in Ibiza. Created in the early 1960s with the arrival of the first artists in search of inspiration in Ibiza, Las Dalias has become an important cultural exchange zone, with a rich confluence of painters, sculptors, craftsmen and designers from all over the world.
The Las Dalias market opens its doors every Saturday throughout the year, becoming an icon for bohemian Ibiza and an important meeting point for artists, tourists and Ibiza residents. Complementing this market, every Monday during the summer, there is the Las Dalias Night Market, which has many colourful stalls and all kinds of live musical performances.
Cotton Beach Club Ibiza
Situated in the southwest of Ibiza on the famous Cala Tarida cliff, Cotton Beach Club Ibiza is another place of interest in Ibiza that is worth visiting for the singularity and beauty of its surroundings. With a relaxed atmosphere and unique decoration, created entirely from 100% cotton materials, Cotton Beach Club offers one of the best views to contemplate the incredible sunsets that Ibiza offers during the summer months.
In addition, with a complete menu that includes the best meat and fish on the island along with delicious desserts, Cotton Beach Club has one of the best gastronomic proposals in Ibiza.
Port of Ibiza
Formed by the marine districts of La Marina and Sa Penya, the port area in Ibiza is one of the areas of the city that has best preserved the Mediterranean lifestyle that characterises the islands in the Balearic archipelago. Located at the foot of the Dalt Vila historic centre, the port of Ibiza is surrounded by a maze of narrow streets that snake between the traditional Ibizan limestone houses.
At dusk, the limelight moves to the bar area that extends along the Marina district, just at the foot of the walls of Ibiza. Undoubtedly, this area is one of the most emblematic and recommended places for drinks on the whole island. From late afternoon onwards, another of the attractions offered by the port of Ibiza is the multitude of small boutiques full of typical Ibizan fashion that take over a large part of the streets, remaining open after midnight over the entire summer season.